Lightbringers and Rainmakers [NOOK Book]

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According to his business cards, Harry Ransom is a "professor" and a "lightbringer" and "licensed"... not that business cards mean much in a town called Disorder.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.


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Lightbringers and Rainmakers

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Overview


According to his business cards, Harry Ransom is a "professor" and a "lightbringer" and "licensed"... not that business cards mean much in a town called Disorder.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429927666
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Series: A Tor.Com Original
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: A Tor.com Original
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 675,503
  • File size: 428 KB

Meet the Author


Felix Gilman was born in London and studied history at Oxford before moving to the U.S. to live with his wife, Sarah. His first novel, Thunderer, appeared in 2008, followed by sequel Gears of the City in 2009. "Lightbringers and Rainmakers" is a companion to his new novel The Half-Made World, first in a new series, which was released by Tor Books in October 2010.
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  • Posted August 9, 2011

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    An entertaining interlude set in the world of "The Half-Made World".

    I have been eagerly awaiting another book set in the Half-Made world, so I was pleased (and surprised) to run across this short story. The tale itself is a tidy, swift, little adventure about one Harry Ransom, a self proclaimed "Ligtbringer" - he has, it seems, invented the electric light and, not only that, his apparatus gets its energy from perpetual motion! Or at least he claims it will, once he perfects the mechanism. That is part of the fun of the story, for it is told in a series of letters that Ransom has written to various people and, as such, we are never quite sure whether or not Mr. Ransom is a reliable narrator. Is he actually just a con-man? Many of his letters are to his various sisters, all of whom receive slightly different versions of his goings-on. As it happens Mr. Ransom comes into conflict with a man who calls himself a "Rainmaker" and seems to have a miracle device of his own. Which of them is actually who he seems? It is fun to again read of "the Line", The Hill Folk, The Agents of the Gun. That said, I can imagine that a person who hasn't read "The Half-Made World" might be slightly perplexed by the settings and references of the story, but hopefully, as it did fore me, this will only whet their appetite for more.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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